Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Dog Food Recall from Diamond Pet Foods

Says Products May Be Contaminated by Salmonella

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners that Diamond Pet Foods, based in Meta, Missouri, has recalled certain bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dog food. The company suspects the dog food may be contaminated with salmonella, which may cause dogs to become very ill.

The product has been distributed in New York State and eleven other states. The company has recalled the following products:

• Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice sold in 6-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of 04 Jan 13 and under the following UPC code: DLR0101D3XALW
•Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice sold in 20-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of 03 Jan 13 and under the following UPC code: DLR0101C31XAG
•Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice sold in 40-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of 03 Jan 13 and under the following UPC code: DLR0101C31XMF
•Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice sold in 40-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of 03 Jan 13 and under the following UPC code: DLR0101C31XAG
•Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice sold in 40-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of 04 Jan 13 and under the following UPC code: DLR0101D32XMS

Pets that are infected with salmonella may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If the infection goes untreated, the pet may experience diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected pets can be carriers and pass it on to their owners or other pets.

“If your pet shows signs of any of these symptoms, please bring in your pet immediately,” said Dr. Steven Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. “Our Valley Stream facility has a hospital that is open around the clock, 365 days a year, with a veterinarian always on duty in our emergency room. We also urge any pet owners who have bought any of these recalled products to return them to the store.”

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